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Taking legal action

Taking legal action can be stressful and expensive. It's worth finding out if you can get free or affordable legal advice.

You can also find out how to get help if you have to go to court without a lawyer (a solicitor or a barrister).

Finding free or affordable legal help

Find out how to get free or affordable legal help, including advice from a law centre or legal aid solicitor and trial or tribunal representation by a pro bono barrister.

Taking a case to court without legal advice

Representing yourself in court and help you can get from a McKenzie friend.

Help with legal costs

Information on publicly-funded legal services including the green form scheme and criminal legal aid.

Using a legal adviser

Finding a legal adviser, information on using a solicitor, solicitors' costs and bills, and using a barrister through the Direct Professional Access Scheme.

Going to court without a solicitor or barrister

If you’re going to a tribunal or court without a lawyer, find out where to get help to represent yourself and what a McKenzie Friend, the Personal Support Unit or an interpreter can do.